Police have confirmed a man who died after an incident with youths died of natural causes.
He is believed to have had a heart attack.
Emergency services were called to a home in Primrose Place, in the Auckland suburb of Manurewa about 2.15am yesterday after receiving complaints about disorder.
A 59-year-old man was found unconscious and emergency services were unable to revive him despite performing CPR.
Police initially treated the case as a "sudden death" and launched an investigation.
Neighbours said the man had gone to his front door to confront a group of youths causing a disturbance outside his house. There were unconfirmed reports that the youths pushed their way inside his house, confronting the man.
He is believed to have then suffered a heart attack, though police have not confirmed this.
A neighbour said she heard a fight break out across the road at about 2am.
"There was shouting and things crashing and smashing," she said.
All yesterday morning the cul de sac was cordoned off.
"It's scary that this sort of thing can happen on your street," a neighbour said.
Another elderly neighbour said late-night swearing and shouting was a common occurrence on the street. "I don't like it. I don't feel safe."
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